|Alhassan Andani (L) Dr. Jacob Mahama (R)|
The Managing Director of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited, Alhassan Andani has presented two Ambulances to the Northern Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service to boost quality health service delivery.
The two Ambulances which were bought to immortalize the memories of his beloved late mother and brother, Hajia Zeliatu Alhassan and Dr. Andani Andan respectively, are to be stationed at the Savelugu-Nanton and Yendi Municipal Hospitals.
Presenting the vehicles in Tamale, Mr. Alhassan Andani said that his decision to donate the two Ambulances was borne out of his personal desire to complement the good efforts of the government and for that matter the Ghana Health Service in fighting the high rate of maternal deaths in the region and promoting quality healthcare.
He said that he had deliberately labeled the Ambulances with the names of his Mother and Brother because of the roles they had played in making him what he is today.
Mr. Alhassan Andani who pledged to provide funds for the regular maintenance of the two ambulances for one whole year, said that the vehicles would bring a big relief to his people and the management of the two hospitals in referring patients to access advanced healthcare in and outside the region.
He said that even though government was doing its maximum best to provide the desirable health services ranging from infrastructure to medical equipment and provision of qualified personnel, there was still the need for people like him who were influential in the region to complement the efforts.
Mr. Alhassan Andani therefore called on other influential persons living within and outside the Northern Region to give back to their people at the community level in any form to ensure better condition for them.
On his part, the Northern Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Jacob Mahama who received the two Ambulances on behalf of the Savelugu-Nanton and Yendi Municipal Hospitals, commended Mr. Alhassan Andani for the gesture.
He said that the donation of the two Ambulances could be described as one of the biggest donations received by the Directorate.
According to Dr. Mahama, the issue of transportation remained a major challenge to all the health facilities in the Northern Region, and as a result the region had lost a lot of pregnant women because of delays in transporting them to other higher facilities.
He therefore appealed to other organizations and influential individuals to emulate what Mr. Alhassan Andani had done.
The Northern Regional Director of Health assured Mr. Alhassan Andani of proper handling and maintenance of the Ambulances for longer use.